My life

Lurching from one disaster to another...just a suburban princess trying to get by!

Monday, 21 March 2011

My BIG Mistake...

Everyone is entitled to one BIG mistake right?
Mine came in the shape of my first “real” boyfriend.  I was 18 and thought I was in love.  I won’t name him here, he is no longer important.
The short story is that he was in the armed forces, was posted to Queensland and I followed.  I moved away from my family and friends, everything I knew, across the country to be with this man.
We didn’t last out the year.
He cheated...a lot, and he was emotionally abusive.  It took me a while to get over it but I came to the conclusion that love doesn’t hurt like that.  If someone really loves you they won’t make you feel that way, worthless and insecure.
I am still vaguely annoyed with myself that I put up with it all for so long...what was I thinking? 
Still, I emerged stronger and far less willing to put up with other people’s crap. 
I never moved back to Perth. Sheer stubbornness, plus a great job and new friends made me stay in Queensland.
It was the best decision I ever made...

What was your big mistake?


  1. I wished I had travelled more overseas before I had Woogettes xx

  2. I spent a long time in a relationship mostly because I was worried that leaving would be a mistake. It wasn't.


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